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Mother Load

Mother Load
May 2012
This Mom's Day, give "home-made" with a little locally crafted luxury

1.  Basic
For the down-home momma who savors Southern flavors, try Gita's Gourmet spreads, butters and jams. $4.50-$5 each at Gita’s Gourmet

2.  Exclusive
This wooden chest comes stocked with all six flavors of tea grown at America’s only tea garden. Encourage her to brew a cup, then sit back, relax, and think on how she raised you right. $35 at Charleston Tea Plantation

3.  Artsy
A high heel sculpted from hand-painted chocolate? We have a feeling this gift’ll be a hit with many a fashion-loving lady. $35 at Christophe Artisan Chocolatier

4.  Hipster
Thank her for all those ice-cream-truck funds she pulled from her purse with an Add Libb Designs clutch in a perfect-for-summer palette accented by a carved stone mounted on leather. $98 at

5.  Splurge 
Jeweler and metalsmith Angela Hall considers each of her pieces a work of wearable art. This rutilated quartz necklace on leather will suit the mom with an eye for the extraordinary. $575 from